The Next Three Days Reviews

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August 12, 2011
Even with an actor of Crowe's skill, it's hard to believe the mild, thoughtful John would take to the mean streets of Pittsburgh for fake IDs, blast his way into drug houses and such.
February 2, 2011
It's an all-consuming task, and Crowe makes this obsessiveness plausible.
February 2, 2011
This is a terrific film with a final reel guaranteed to have you digging your fingers into your armrest.
January 10, 2011
Neither Crowe nor Banks matches the levels of determination and despair that Vincent Lindon and Diane Kruger brought to the same roles in the original film.
January 6, 2011
Unlike many regular thrillers, there is no comedy or cynicism to counterweight the absurdity, and not much actual excitement either.
January 5, 2011
In the third act, both Haggis and his actors kick it into high gear, leading to a breathless chase sequence, the outcome of which is unpredictable to the last moments.
January 3, 2011
Rock solid thrills and spills. Don't get comfy - this is edge-of-the-seat stuff.
November 22, 2010
In its final half-hour, all the stops are pulled. The movie is still wildly implausible but at least it's hurtling forward.
November 22, 2010
The movie is a caper without playfulness or wit -- it's accomplished but not much fun.
November 19, 2010
Haggis knows that the question isn't only can he do it, but should he?
November 19, 2010
It's laughably, eye-rollingly absurd, so you don't watch it and wonder, "Hey, why not?" You endure it and wonder, "So ... why did they do that?"
November 19, 2010
An okay thriller with lots of smart flourishes, The Next Three Days has us hooked early on but never quite gets us in the boat
November 19, 2010
Not much more than a meticulously detailed, very long instructional video.
November 19, 2010
Suspenseful if not wholly believable, the main problem with The Next Three Days is it lasts about a half day too long.
November 19, 2010
The characters are so vivid that the suspense never lags.
November 19, 2010
Paul Haggis gets us so engrossed watching the gears slowly mesh in his prison-break drama The Next Three Days, it's disconcerting when the machine finally clanks noisily into action.
November 19, 2010
Alas, Haggis' commitment to bringing out the truth of the premise turns the "The Next Three Days" into a downbeat film.
November 19, 2010
I didn't buy how "The Next Three Days" plays out -- but I almost bought it, and that's good enough for a thriller.
November 19, 2010
It plods along dutifully, with the occasional zigzag into contrivance, tidy coincidence and outright preposterousness.
November 18, 2010
It swings between being a whodunit and a guns-blazing romp. By film's end, you may not be sure what it is, either.
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